Graduate Program

The Graduate Program is for students who have completed the Foundation Program and wish to gain comprehensive knowledge of Pilates on all the Pilates apparatus, including Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ped-a-pul, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel, BASI’s proprietary F2 System® and various other Auxiliary apparatus.

BASI’s Graduate Program consists of six modules (see Program Structure tab below), which include lectures, discussion, exercise analysis and practice. To receive the BASI Comprehensive Certificate, students must completed 500 hours, pass exams and pass a Student Paper (see requirements in Certification tab below). Additional fees apply

The Graduate Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full complement of standard Pilates equipment.

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply to Licensee territories).

Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation, based on student enrollment.

*All fees are in U.S. Dollars.

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Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:

  • Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions for many physical conditions
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates programs, tailored to individual needs
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer individual and group sessions
  • Analyze and understand the Pilates exercises, based on anatomical and biomechanical principles
  • Use the full line of major Pilates apparatus, including the revolutionary F2® System
  • Work with specific populations and be equipped to embark on BASI Advanced and Continuing Education. Find a BASI Pilates workshop and certificate course near you. Upcoming Programs

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  1. Program Structure
  2. Certification
  3. Tuition & Fees

Graduate (US) Program Structure

  1. Module 1 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance

    Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  2. Module 2 - The Lower Limbs

    Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  3. Module 3 - The Shoulder

    Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

  4. Module 4 - Program Design Principles

    Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  5. Module 5 - Specific Populations Part 1

    Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

  6. Module 6 - Specific Populations Part 2

    Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the Final Written Examination is given.

Tuition & Fees

*Total Tuition $1999

*Deposit $400

*Admin Fee $100 (non - refundable)

*Outstanding Tuition $1499

All program fees are due 10 business days prior to the start of the program.

DISCOUNT: when you sign up for both programs (Foundation (US) and Graduate (US)) at the same time with an $1000 deposit, $200 will be discounted off the Graduate Program price. Total price is reduced to $1799. The balance (after deposit, admin fee and discount) of $1299 is due 10 business days before the program begins.

*Additional Fees*

Pilates Interactive Monthly Subscription - Pro Version $10USD/ month

Studio Fees for Observation, Self-Practice, Teaching (Contact the studio for more information)

Testing Fees: Fees for Comprehensive Certification $250 (For more information go to Examination Process)

**All fees in USD**

Teaching Credential

Requirements for Certification

•Attendance of all modules and classes hours.

•Submission of Student Paper (via Student Dashboard or emailed to

•Observation: minimun 100 hours (50% can be completed using Pilates Interactive.).

•Self-Practice: minimum 200 hours.

•Practice Teaching: minimum 200 hours.

We recommend that you start working on your hours during the Foundation Program. Hours can be logged online from the Student Dashboard or logged on the Tracking Forms which are available on the Student Dashboard upon enrollment.

•Final Written Exam (Online).

•Practical and Teaching Examinations (at a Centralized Location- US only) *Testing fees required

For Centralized Testing information, go to Examination Process

Passing grade of 70% or better on all examinations

All requirements must be successfully completed within 12 months of the last day of the program. If the requirements are not completed within three years, the student will need to repeat ([Audit]( 50% of the modules prior to submitting hours and receiving the BASI Comprehensive Certificate. Auditing fees apply.

**Completion of the Graduate Program does not guarantee employment. Completion of the Graduate Program (you have completed all the requirements stated above) qualifies you to take the National Pilates Certification Exam to receive the credentials National Certified Pilates Teacher.